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Centre makes provisional allotment of 44 IAS officers for Telangana

Sunday, 1 June 2014 - 9:30am IST | Agency: PTI

As many as 44 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) have been provisionally allocated to the newly-formed state of Telangana, which will formally come into existence from tomorrow.

These 44 officers, who were borne on the undivided cadre of Andhra Pradesh, have been provisionally allocated to Telangana, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said. The provisional allocation will, however, have no bearing on their final allocation, it said. 

The final allocation of IAS, Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officers to Telangana will be decided after the DoPT accepts recommendation of a committee in this regard. The central government-appointed committee has in its preliminary report recommended 163 posts of IAS, 112 of IPS and 65 of IFoS officers for Telangana. The composition of these three all India services was recommended by a six-member committee, headed by former Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) Pratyush Sinha, in its preliminary report to DoPT. Of these posts, 114 posts of IAS officers, 78 of IPS and 46 of IFoS are kept in direct recruitment category, the report said. 

At present, there are 284 IAS officers, 209 IPS and 136 IFoS officers working in Andhra Pradesh, according to central government data. 

Telangana, the country's 29th state, will start functioning tomorrow.

Of the total posts earmarked for 163 IAS officers in Telangana, one each will be for Chief Secretary and Additional Chief Secretary, 10 for Principal Secretaries and 27 for Secretaries among others. Among the 112 IPS posts, one is for Director General of Police (DGP), five Additional Directors General (ADG), 13 Inspectors General (IG) and 11 Deputy Inspectors General (DIG) among others. 

For 65 IFoS posts, two have been earmarked for Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), three for Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) and five for Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF) among others, it said.

The committee has recommended 211 posts for IAS, 144 for IPS and 82 for IFoS officers for residual Andhra Pradesh. The committee was formed by the DoPT to make recommendations regarding determination of the cadre strength of IAS, IPS and IFoS of the two successor states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The DoPT has also formed a six-member advisory committee, under the chairmanship of former IAS officer C R Kamalanathan, to decide on allocation of employees (excluding all India services) from Andhra Pradesh to Telangana.

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